Congregations seeking to transform begin their thinking with the big picture. They have an initial view of the macro picture of congregational life. They are able to think conceptually and in the future tense about their spiritual and strategic journey. They are able to conceive of things much beyond the perceptual and only in the past tense.
This means they can visualize what their congregation might be characterized by if they with faithfulness, effectiveness, and innovation live into the future God has for them. The reality is that likely less than 20 percent of the congregation can truly think like this.